Tuesday March 25, 2014

State lawmakers have failed to agree on a bill that would relax the state's school attendance laws because of the unusual number of snowstorms this winter. State law requires school districts to have at least 170 days and 1,062 hours of classroom instruction each school year. But some school districts have missed more than 30 days this year because of snowstorms, pushing the school year for some districts toward the end of June.
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An athlete with a bright future, gone too soon. A car accident Saturday night on I-64 in Clark County, killed a University of Pikeville freshman. Officials say 18-year-old, Timothy "Cole" Thomas, lost control of his vehicle causing it to flip. As students return to campus after spring break, they are learning one Upike Bear is not coming back. There will be a memorial service for Thomas on Tuesday at 11 o'clock in the UPike chapel.
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A man has died after being hit by a train in Pulaski County. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 5:30am Monday near Kentucky Highway 452 and Etna Lane, near Science Hill. 19 year-old Korey Nicholls. The coroner says Nicholls, who was staying with his grandparents in the area, was on the tracks when he was hit. The Sheriff's Office is investigating what caused Nicholls to be on the tracks at the time.
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Police need your help finding a man who changed the amount on a check after patching an elderly woman's driveway. Officials say Saul Boswell went to a woman's home in Laurel County telling her he will fix the pavement.  Police say following the shoddy job, he asked for payment.  The lady filled out the check, but because of poor vision asked Boswell to fill out the amount of $48. They say Boswell then filled the amount out for $4,800.
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Kindergarten and preschool registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at Jenkins Elementary School. Need to register are the child’s birth certificate and Social Security card, an upto date school physical, an up-to-date Kentucky immunization cerificate, an upto date Kentucky eye exam (kindergarten only) and an up-to-date Kentucky dental screening.
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A workshop will be held on Thursday, April 10, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg for farmers who grow vegetables, fruits, nuts or herbs and would like to can them to sell from their farm, registered farmers markets, or certified roadside stands. To qualify, farmers must live and farm in Kentucky and own or lease at least five acres capable of being used for the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or the raising of fruits and vegetables. Registration is $50.